Groundwood Books

Once in a Blue Moon

Written by Danielle Daniel

For students in grades K - 2 | Published October 01, 2017 | ISBN 9781554989768
JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General

Cover of Once in a Blue Moon

Regular price $14.95 CAD

56 pages | 8.50 in × 8.50 in
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

Once in a Blue Moon

Danielle Daniel

Inspired by the expression “once in a blue moon,” Danielle Daniel has created a book of short poems, each one describing a rare or special experience that turns an ordinary day into a memorable one. She describes the thrill of seeing a double rainbow, the Northern Lights or a shooting star as well as quieter pleasures such as spotting a turtle basking in the sun or a family of ducks waddling across the road.

In simple words and delightful naïve images, Once in a Blue Moon celebrates the magical moments that can be found in the beauty and wonders of nature.

With the same simple yet sophisticated design as Danielle’s award-winning picture book Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, this book is a very accessible and inviting introduction to poetry for young readers.

About the Author

Danielle Daniel

Danielle Daniel, writer, artist and illustrator, is Métis. She was inspired to write Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox to encourage her young son to connect with his Aboriginal roots. It won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and has been selected as one of the New York Public Library’s Best 100 Books for Reading and Sharing. A schoolteacher for many years, Danielle now paints and writes, and she is completing an MFA in creative writing through the University of British Columbia. She has published a memoir, The Dependent, and her second picture book, Once in a Blue Moon, will be published in the fall of 2017.Danielle lives in Northern Ontario.

Awards and Praise
Daniel has enabled a full deep breath on every page of this gentle, relaxing book, which engages without overloading and lends a specialness to things too easy to miss in the natural world.